If, like many of us, you’ve been spending a lot of time indoors lately—no reason, just taking a bit of an extended break from the entire outside world—you might be starting to feel a little claustrophobic. There’s only so much cleaning, reorganizing, redecorating, home gyming, and aimless pacing one can do, after all. It’s enough to make you yearn for a well-designed space that’s small but doesn’t make you want to lose your mind.
If that’s you, let us present The Conker. Perplexing name aside, it’s an intriguing example of making a tiny space livable. The Conker is basically a sphere on legs, with a retro-future style that evokes Buckminister Fuller’s geodesic domes. Instead of triangles, though, this one’s built with hexagons, looking a bit like a large, glossy soccer ball—or possibly a ‘70s-era spaceship that’s just landed.
At about 13 feet in diameter, it’s not huge, but the modular design allows you to connect multiple spheres together, if you’d like to build your own moon colony. They’re made of aluminum and upcycled plastic, for the eco-conscious consumer. The panels include
insulation and sound-deadening material, and the floors are heated. Power outlets include USB plugs for all your gadgets.
You can also choose between a semi-sphere and full sphere. Either can be configured for off-grid living (with solar panels built into the sphere as one option) or plugged into your standard electrical connection. The unique shape even allows rainwater to run down the sides, where it can be collected and reused.
Inside, each Conker is fully customizable, whether you’re looking for a home office or an extra (outdoor) bedroom. The designs look surprisingly spacious, including double-glazed portholes that let natural light stream in. Overall, the effect isn’t so much “tiny house” as “customized extra room, designed to your specifications.” If that sounds like something you’d like landing in your yard, The Conker will set you back about $27,000.
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